Let's work together!

Book Coaching Package

(Traditional Publishing)

1 Intake Session

20 minutes of free-flow conversation about the project YOU are going to bring into the world.

10 Coaching Sessions

I will guide you through the writing process from idea to final manuscript. This includes writing prompts, brainstorming sessions, setting writing goals and timelines, and connecting you with useful resources and people in the publishing business (agents, editors, illustrators, fact-checkers, writing groups etc.).

1 Round Manuscript Evaluation and Critique

I will give you my overall thoughts in your project and direction for revision in terms of plot, voice, logic, structure and organization, characters, voice, dialogue, pacing, conflict, format, audience and/or age appropriateness.

1 Round Developmental Editing

I will rewrite passages or sentences, leave comments and clarifying questions, rearrange chapters to improve the pacing and plot, cut wordy or unnecessary dialogue and description. This stage is quite invasive, but any changes will be up to you to accept or reject. (In the end, your work is always your own!)

1 Round Copyediting

I will look for awkward phrasing and improvements to the rhythm at the sentence level. I correct spelling, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other stray errors.

2 Rounds Book Proposal Prep

By now, your project will be ready to shop around to agents and submit to the appropriate publishing houses. I will help you put together your proposal including a snappy author bio, book description, query letter, audience, competition analysis, marketing plan, outline, and sample chapters.

Book Coaching Package

(Self-Publishing)

1 Intake Session

20 minutes of free-flow conversation about the project YOU are going to bring into the world.

10 Coaching Sessions

I will guide you through the writing process from idea to final manuscript. This includes writing prompts, brainstorming sessions, setting writing goals and timelines, and connecting you with useful resources and people in the publishing business (editors, illustrators, fact-checkers, writing groups etc.).

1 Round Manuscript Evaluation and Critique

I will give you my overall thoughts in your project and direction for revision in terms of plot, voice, logic, structure and organization, characters, voice, dialogue, pacing, conflict, format, audience and/or age appropriateness.

1 Round Developmental Editing

I will rewrite passages or sentences, leave comments and clarifying questions, rearrange chapters to improve the pacing and plot, cut wordy or unnecessary dialogue and description. This stage is quite invasive, but any changes will be up to you to accept or reject. (In the end, your work is always your own!)

1 Round Copyediting

I will look for awkward phrasing and improvements to the rhythm at the sentence level. I correct spelling, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other stray errors.

À la Carte Services

Intake Session & Quote (FREE)
Manuscript Evaluation or Critique 
Developmental Editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
Writing for Children

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